Our Afterschool Childcare Services have evolved from our Homework Clubs and offer afterschool childcare supports in schools and local community facilities.
We operate 7 different centres, 6 in Athlone and 1 in Mullingar.
Our Afterschool Services are funded through the National Childcare Investment Programme, under the Affordable Childcare Scheme from the Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs. The Services are also funded and supported by the Dept. of Employment Affairs & Social Protection, and by Westmeath County Childcare Committee.
Our After-School services, operates from the start of the school year until July, and includes full day camps at Halloween, Easter and in July, when the schools are closed. After School services are available, 4 hours a day from Monday-Friday during the school year, and includes a homemade hot snack, homework supports with qualified teachers, art and cultural activities, sports, fun and games.
We have permanent staff in each of our premises, plus staff employed on work experience programmes such as Community Employment and TUS. Our staff are highly qualified up to QQI Level 8 and have years’ experience in working with Children and Young people and are Garda vetted.
Our services are coordinated by our Childcare Services Manager, Sinead Casey.
For further information on our Childcare Services please contact Sinéad in our Athlone office on 09064161121 or 0877-729172, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
WCDL Childcare Services Pre-School & After-School Open/Registration Day
May 30th, 2014
Westmeath Community Development Childcare Services have Pre-schools and After-schools located in:
Also After-school services located in:
Registration Places & Times
Monksland Community Centre from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Battery Heights Community House from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
St Paul’s Primary School from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Willow Park Community House from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
St Mary’s Grace Park from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Brawney Square Community Centre from 10am– 1pm (Pre-school) and 2.30pm to 5.30pm (After-School)
For information contact: Sinead Casey, Childcare Services Manager on 0906494555 or 0877729172 , or why not log on to www.westcd.ie or email email@example.com
WCD Are pleased to announce the 2014 Community Based Secondary After Schools Grant Scheme
For more details click here: Secondary.After.Schools.Grants-2014.explanatory.information.doc
To download an application from click on the link below:
For further information contact: Linda-Jo Quinn/Arlene Kelly
WCD Childcare Services hosted midterm Halloween camps for children attending the After Schools in the Athlone and Mullingar area with over 50 children attending.
The camps activities provided plenty of entertainment in the form of fun and games and gave the children the opportunity to participate in Halloween themed activities which included pumpkin carving, mask making, trick or treat bags as well as baking which include spooky décor, other arts and crafts along with outdoor sports activities.
WCD is committed to providing a quality Childcare Services, and the After School services encourages the positive growth and development of children, by providing opportunities to explore and learn, in a safe and secure environment. We also operate pre-school services in Brawny and Lissywoollen in Athlone. The Pre-School service ensures that all children receive quality education that is appropriate to their age, under the Early Childhood Curriculum framework, ‘Aistear & Siolta’, while also promoting parental partnership to encourage children to reach their full potential.
Our Childcare Services are funded through Department of Children and Youth Affairs, under the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE), better known as the free preschool year, and the Community Childcare Subvention Scheme (CCSS), along with funding from the Department of Social Protection and the Local and Community Development Programme and supported through Westmeath County Childcare Committee.